Institute For Environmental Studies


Course announcement ENVR 675 Spring 18


Jason Hunt seminar December 2017

10th Annual Upper Mississippi River Conference

IES continues to be a proud cosponsor of the Upper Mississippi River Conference - a unique venue where stakeholders from federal, state, and local government, non-governmental organizations, academics, and the private sector gather to discuss contemporary issues that impact the sustainable use of the Upper Mississippi River and its environs.  If you're interested in learning more, conference materials are available at

"Hydro Potential on the Mississippi River" conference held at Western Illinois University's Quad Cities Campus; July 18, 2017

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The hydropower workshop organized by River Action was a productive venue for stakeholders to examine America’s first renewable energy source – water. Speaker presentations and links to hydropower stakeholders are available here.  For those who are interested in more detailed information, click here to download the conference whitepaper developed and provided by WIU's Institute for Environmental Studies.

Raise the Grade!  Many thanks to the 200+ attendees of the 2016 Upper Mississippi River Conference - "Raising the grade in the Upper Mississippi River Basin"!

Be on the lookout for updates from working sessions on ecosystem health, flood control and risk reduction, and much more in the near future. You can access conference materials and subscribe to Facebook and Twitter feeds at

First Place Finish -  Congratulations to Jason Hunt, an Environmental Science Ph.D. student, for his First Place student presentation at the Fifth-Annual Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference held by the University of Iowa.

Jason presented his work on the role the Upper Mississippi River watershed plays on the prevalence of the invasive mosquito, Aedes japonicus.  To learn more about vector biology work being conducted at WIU, click here.

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